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Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

We continue to closely monitor all of the latest updates, requirements and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community and 4SDA families and will update this page and email the latest studio information.

  • The safety of our dancers and staff is top priority and we have implemented protocols that meet and go beyond the required safety measures.
  • Reminders of proper mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing are posted in-studio and discussed in class.
  • We will continue to monitor and adhere to the latest State and County regulations as well as CDC guidelines.
  • 03/13/20 Email (PDF available)
  • 03/22/20 Email (PDF available)
  • 03/31/20 Parent Meeting VIDEO (contact the studio office for details)
  • 05/18/20 Parent Meeting VIDEO (contact the studio office for details)
  • 12/30/21 Email (PDF available)
4SDA's The Nutcracker

We can’t wait to join Clara on a magical journey with her Nutcracker through epic battles, dances with snowflakes, to the Land of the Sweets and back again!

All current, enrolled students, ages 4+ are eligible to participate in this year’s full production of The Nutcracker.

There will be a party scene, a battle scene the land of snow, the land of sweets and more! This amazing two act performance will have all of the favorite characters from Clara and her Nutcracker to Mother Ginger and the Sugar Plum Fairy. There are a wide variety of parts for a large cast, so there is room for all those who want to join in the fun!

WHEN: Dec 11th, 2021
WHERE: California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE)
TIME: 2:30 PM & 7:00 PM
TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!

Please note that similar to Indoor Youth Activities, the State and County Guidance for Live Indoor Events has a very specific list of requirements.

As of 11/13/21 – CCAE COVID Policy
Audience members, staff, performers over the age of 16 must provide proof of full vaccination (2 doses). Those over the age of six (6) years of age and those who need a reasonable accommodation for medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test or at-home rapid test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the venue.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination for everyone at all times except when eating/drinking or for performers when they are on stage.

We will continue to follow the requirements as the safety of our staff, the dancers and friends & family is and has always been top priority during the pandemic. We will continue to release specific details and updates as we receive them.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding performance dates, safety protocols, etc., please CONTACT US.

The success of any performance is only made possible through our amazing volunteers! We will need do require parent volunteers for everything from chaperones and security to our wonderful flower team! Volunteer opportunities are summarized in the Nutcracker Audition Packet and you can find out more during the Audition or by Contacting Us.

Please feel free to Contact Us!

Rehearsal Schedule

Nutcracker rehearsals are underway and we are having a ton of fun! Rehearsals are regularly held on Saturday afternoons between 1:30 and 6:00 PM at 4SDA. Older students may have rehearsal during the week before, after or during class. Be sure to check this page regularly for the latest rehearsal schedule!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a CLOSED rehearsal to eliminate distractions and keep everything a surprise for the big performance.

Students must arrive 15 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SCHEDULED REHEARSAL, in FULL HAIR and LIGHT MAKE-UP. They should already be dressed in their nude leotards with clean, pink tights with something comfortable and easy to take off over upon arrival

Studio 3 w/ Ms. Shay & Ms. Angie
BATTLE & SNOW SCENE
1:15 – 2:30 PM Soldiers, Mice, Tiny Mouse Leader, Mouse Queen
1:15 – 2:30 PM Nutcracker, Clara, Drosselmeyer
1:15 – 2:30 PM Snowflakes, Princesses, Snow Queen, Clara
2:00 – 2:30 PM Tiny Mice
2:00 – 2:30 PM Snow Flurries

2nd ACT OPENING SCENE
2:30 – 3:30 PM Angels, Gumdrops, Gumdrops Leader, Strawberry Creme, Lemondrops
2:30 – 3:30 PM Candy Cane Attendants, Nutcracker
2:30 – 3:30 PM Bon Bons, Bon Bons Leader
2:30 – 3:30 PM Flowerbuds
2:30 – 4:30 PM Sugar Plum, Clara
2:30 – 4:30 PM Spanish, Russian Leads, Marzipan, Arabian, Chinese
2:30 – 4:30 PM Dew Drop, Flowers, Roses

PARTY SCENE
4:30 – 5:45 PM Clara, Drosselmeyer, Fritz, Staulbaum, Maids, Nanny, Dolls, Clara’s Friends, Party Children, Lullaby Girls, Party Cousins, Party Parents

Studio 3 w/ Ms. Shay
7:30 – 8:30 PM Division 5 & 6 : Snow & 2nd Act Run Through

Studio 3 w/ Ms. Shay
7:30 – 8:30 PM Division 5 & 6 : Snow & 2nd Act Run Through

PLEASE NOTE: This is a CLOSED rehearsal to eliminate distractions & delays. Parents will not be able to stay watch. Enjoy the surprise of watching the performances!

CCAE REQUIRES PROOF OF VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN WITH 72 HOURS FOR ANYONE ENTERING THE THEATRE (Performers, Audience, Staff etc.)

California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 North Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025

(Plan ahead, download the Performance Packet for directions & parking info)

Students must arrive on time, in FULL HAIR and MAKE-UP (without Lipstick). Please label their lipstick with their name and bring it in a plastic bag. Always a good idea to put their name on everything! They will apply lipstick before they go on stage. Dancers should already be dressed in their nude leotards with clean, pink tights and should wear something comfortable and easy to take off over their leotard (e.g. a comfy zip up tracksuit).

3:00 PM : CALL TIME FOR 1st SHIFT SECURITY

3:45 PM : CALL TIME FOR CHAPERONES

4:00 PM : CALL TIME FOR ALL PARTY SCENE
Clara, Party Girls, Boys, Fritz,Lullaby Girls, Clara’s Friends, Party Cousins, Cousins, Dolls, Drosselmeyer, Maid, Nanny, Party Parents

5:00 PM : CALL TIME BATTLE SCENE & SNOW SCENE
Clara, Soldiers, Big Mice, Tiny Mice, Tiny Mice Leaders, Leader, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker, Mouse Queen, Snowflakes, Snow Queen, Snow Princesses

6:30 PM : CALL TIME ALL 2nd ACT (LAND OF THE SWEETS)
Angels, Gumdrops, Leaders, Spanish (All), Arabian, Chinese (All), Marzipan, Candy Canes, Lemondrops, Flowers, Flowerbuds, Strawberry Creme, Dew Drop, Bon Bons, Mother Ginger, Sugar Plum, Nutcracker Prince, Clara

6:30 – 7:00 PM : PICK UP FOR TINY MICE & ANY STUDENT NOT IN 2ND ACT

8:30 – 9:00 PM : PICK UP FOR ALL REMAINING STUDENTS

Fall Registration - Enroll Today!

We are so proud of our dancers as they have grown so much, dancing in-studio and online, during these difficult times!

In-Studio

Fall Session FAQs

We want to take a moment to say how thankful we are for all of our amazing 4SDA Families and their dancers! There have been difficult, stressful days, but we are so very blessed to have you all in the family and proud to say that, together, we have been able to keep our students safe and dancing during the pandemic. Thank you everyone!

We plan to continue offering in-studio classes with a Zoom livestream option for families with dedicated online students or for students who need to quarantine.

Yes! Discipline and routine is a part of all dance, not just ballet. Having your dancer wear a dance dress, leotard or other approved dance attire is a large part of the discipline which also creates familiarity and routine! You can find out all of the details on our Dress Code page.

In-studio Make-Ups are back! Online make-ups will be offered if dictated by the County’s COVID safety requirements. Make-ups are not guaranteed and are limited to (2) per semester, per dance genre, and then on a case-by-case basis. They should be reserved for unplanned absences.  Regular attendance is not only the foundation for a dancer’s growth, but also builds great lifelong habits!

Our Mommy & Me! classes are back on the schedule for the fall! We loved having dads (Mr Jason was one!), grandparents and guardians/baby sitters bring our tiniest dancers to class before the pandemic and can’t wait to see a new group of little adorable smiles this fall!
For more detailed info, check out our Mommy & Me! webpage. Still have questions? Please Contact Us!

Our fantastic Adult Program is scheduled to resume this fall. Classes are not yet on the schedule, but we plan to add them in October. For more detailed info, check out our Adult Program webpage or Contact Us!

Feel free to Contact Us with any questions!
Spring Performance
More Photos & Video: Details coming soon!!!

Video Tutorials

How To… The Parent Portal (4SDA Account) & Shared Files

Tip of the week… Avoiding the crazy shuffle!